A long hard election for the Lib Dems and Ann Summers

April 8th, 2010 8 Comments By Paul Smith

There’s an election on, folks, in case you haven’t noticed or don’t care. And it’s an election where the key figures are as personable as the skin on a rice pudding. But according to some, it’s a contest that’ll be fought on the battlefields of digital media, mirroring the 2008 US Elections when Barack Obama turned to Twitter and mobile applications to grow and strengthen support.

Nope, you still don’t care. Although if we mention Ann Summers are getting in on the electoral action, then you might. The Conservatives have been buying up keywords on Google, so they can infiltrate the minds of anybody wanting information on Labour. Now Ann Summers have been buying up keywords too, mainly so they can make a few half-hearted knob gags. Try typing “Lib Dems” into Google’s UK portal for yourself – you should see their sponsored links on the right hand side.

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Many thanks to avid Bitterwallet reader Henry for the tip. Politics, sex, tech – it’s all here, folks.

Comments (8) Jump to most recent comment
  1. They appear to have fixed it now.

  2. I think my computers broken, no Ann Summers advert?

  3. Posted by Nobby April 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    none for me either, just election betting.

  4. Posted by Nobby April 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I get an online Thai supermarket for many search terms … lib dems, tory, conservative, gordon brown, etc. They must be flashing the cash.

  5. Posted by Paul Nikkel April 8, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Maybe they ran out of daily budget for Adwords

  6. Posted by Brian April 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Hi, Brian here. Your headline title “A long hard election”, sounds very RUDE….like”A long hard eRection” LOL LOL…i get it, you meant it to sound like that

  7. Posted by ML April 9, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I quite like the skin on rice pudding….

  8. Posted by masklin April 9, 2010 at 10:49 am

    …Or is it more related to Paul’s surfing habbits rather than the Lib Dems google search?

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